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Girls and literacy in America : historical perspectives to the present

Author: Jane Greer
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003.
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"American women had to battle for property rights and suffrage, and they also had to fight for education. This remarkable struggle is now captured in a volume that not only traces the progression of girls' literacy but also offers insightful perspectives on social mores regarding gender in U.S. history." "Girls and Literacy in America: Historical Perspectives to the Present covers young women's educational  Read more...
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Girls and literacy in America.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003
(OCoLC)606988006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Greer
ISBN: 1576076660 9781576076668
OCLC Number: 51977825
Description: xxxi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: School newspapers and literary societies. "Editorials" / Prudence Withers, School Paper (1898) --
"The history of the Lygaeum" / Priscilla Washington, Lincoln High School Annual (1904) --
"The mouse" / Nettie Worth, Indian News (1907) --
"Are you building a house or a shack?" / Doris Mae Wells, The Lincolnian (1916) --
"Irresistible charm" / Alma Green, Coles Pilot (1937) --
The girls' league gazette (1944) --
Friendship albums and yearbooks. Friendship album / Mary Virginia (Early) Brown, The Indian News (1840) --
"Our class history" / Rosalie Sherman, The Lincolnian (1907) --
"Class history" / Thelma M. Brinson, The Lincolnian (1925) --
"Class prophecy" / Carrie Gipson, Hermena Clay (1922) --
Signatures / Lucille Booth, The Tiger (1954) --
Signatures / LouAnn Phelps, Clarion (1971) --
Poetry and short stories. Reliquiae turrellae, et lachrymae paternae / Jane Turell (Benjamin Colman) (1735) --
"On virtue" (1766) ; "To the University of Cambridge, in New-England" (1767) ; "On being brought from Africa to America" (1768) ; "On the death of a young lady of five years of age" (1770) / Phillis Wheatley --
"Some verses" / Dora Read Goodale (1877) --
"The young hunter" / Florence E. Tyng (1879) --
"Lines to my classmates" / Edna L. Turner (1920) --
"Too young" / Grace Sibley (1926) --
"Sixteen" / Maureen Daly (1938) --
"I never knew" / Mary Betty Anderson (ca. 1930s) --
"My plea" / Mary Matsuzawa (1945) --
"The bend in the road" / June Moriwaki (1945) --
"Awakening" / Beth Hinds (1961) --
"Busy Betty" / Morgan Childs (2000) --
"I am" / Lauren Cannell (2002) --
Letters and notes. A girl's life eighty years ago / Eliza Southgate Bowne (1797-1802) --
Letters of Mary L. Hood, Pearl Hobart, and Nettie Conine (1876-1878) --
Letter received by Mary Stuart (Robertson) Beard (1910) --
Undated letters / L.A. and L.B. (ca. 1930s) --
E-mail to Miriam Forman-Brunell / Martina Tepper (March 13, 2002) --
Diaries. Diary of Anna Green Winslow (1772) --
Diary / Elizabeth Ann Cooley McClure (1842-1844) --
Diary / Helen Stewart (1853) --
Diaries / Dorothy Allen Brown Thompson (1911-1914) --
Anonymous diary, high school girl (1943) --
Internet diary of bacon4u (2002). Historical overview. The uses of literacy by girls in colonial America / E. Jennifer Monaghan --
"A few patchwork opinions" : piecing together narratives of U.S. girls' early national schooling / Janet Carey Eldred, Peter Mortensen --
Nineteenth-century girls and literacy / Jean Ferguson Carr --
Girls' literacy in the progressive era : female and American Indian identity at the Genoa Indian School / Amy Goodburn --
"That cosmopolitan feeling" : teenage girls and literacy, 1920-1970 / Kelly Schrum --
Expanding literacies at the end of the twentieth century : girls, writing, and science education / Lisa Weems, Paul Miller, Janet Russell, and Andrea A. Lunsford --
Primary documents. Instructional materials : [textbooks, conduct literature, periodicals, and book lists]. Hornbooks (ca. sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries) --
The New-England primer (1727) --
The teacher's assistant in English composition / John Walker (1801) --
The young lady's friend / Eliza W.R. Farrar (1836) --
First lessons in composition / G.P. Quackenbos (1851) --
The lady's guide to perfect gentility / Emily Thornwell (1856) --
McGuffey's fifth eclectic reader / William McGuffey (1879) --
"How to keep a journal" / W.S. Jerome, St. Nicholas (1878) --
"Keeping the cream of one's reading" / Margaret Meredith, St. Nicholas (1886) --
"Books for varying tastes" / Sophia L. Goldsmith, American girl (1932) --
"Books for the older girls" / Sallie W. Stewart (1933) --
"Dear diary" / Elizabeth Woodward, Ladies' Home Journal (1935) --
"How to be popular tho' teacher's pet" / Elizabeth Woodward, Ladies' Home Journal (1936) --
"Write a better book review this semester" / Helen G. First, Seventeen (1960) --
School assignments. "Imperfections of female education" / Albana C. Carson (1851) --
"Mystery" / Eugenia Stout (1853) --
"My will" / Ellen Riley (1856) --
"Cotton" / Mabel Davis (1915) --
"From field to kitchen" / Mamie Stewart (1915) --
"The circulation of the blood" ; "Surf bathing" / "Frances Royster Williams (1915) --
"All about me" ; "Dear Ellen" ; "What America Means to Me" / Mary R. (ca. 1960s) --
"Recommendation to a patient" / Laura Griffith (pseudonym) (1999-2000).
Responsibility: Jane Greer, editor.
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"American women had to battle for property rights and suffrage, and they also had to fight for education. This remarkable struggle is now captured in a volume that not only traces the progression of girls' literacy but also offers insightful perspectives on social mores regarding gender in U.S. history." "Girls and Literacy in America: Historical Perspectives to the Present covers young women's educational activities, from being restricted to reading the Bible in colonial times to partaking in modern-day educational equality. The struggle is defined against a historical context that shows how girls from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, social classes, and regions interacted with printed texts as both writers and readers. The core of the book consists of six essays by distinguished historians who illuminate important historical eras and literary endeavors. The volume: provides the full or excerpted text of primary documents that include diaries, letters, school assignments, newspaper advice columns, short stories, and poems, all by and for girls; offers a chronology of reading and writing done by girls, from the colonial era through the 20th century; and explores the topic from the perspective of historians, educators, parents, and students." "This wealth of primary sources gives readers an opportunity to personally evaluate some of the sources mentioned in the volume's essays. An extensive bibliography of archival holdings, secondary scholarship, and online resources and a comprehensive index complete the coverage."--Jacket.

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